Rob J Berry has been working as an intern at the studio since October . He has assisted with a number of projects whilst devising and developing his own work. His latest short film can be seen here:

Rob will give a presentation of recent work at the studio in autumn.

Rush Hour Paul Howard and David Matthews

The studio supported this new film installation shot in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Rush Hour immerses the viewer in a dramatic snapshot of Sierra Leone's busiest thoroughfare - Siaka Stevens Street, heart of the capital Freetown.

The work is currently touring to Harewood House (, Plymouth Arts Centre ( and The Museum of London (opens 9 July) then on to the British Council, Sierra Leone and National Museum, Barbados later in Summer.

SALT Residencies

Announcing 4 new opportunities for south west based practitioners. Each SALT residency offers one week's accommodation, access to studio facilities and a considered period of time to develop new work.

The scheme is open to artists based in the South West region of the UK.
More details here: PDF download

Deadline for Submissions
Postmarked Tuesday 25 September, 5pm
By hand Wednesday 26 September, 4pm

Residency dates:
September 29-October 6 / October 27-November 3 / January-February

LabCulture Online Residencies

Between May 07 and April 08 the LabCulture site will host 4 artists in residence, each for 3 months. Resulting work will be archived on the site. Register your interest with a mail to

'23 Pieces' wins First Light Film Award

'23 Pieces' has won the award for Best Screenplay in the First Light Film Awards at a star-studded ceremony in Leicester Square. The film, a drama about DNA and identity, was made by young people in Dorchester, Dorset with support from PVA MediaLab, the Wellcome Trust and presents for 60th anniversary by The Eternity Rose. The judging panel included Kate Winslet, Minnie Driver and Catherine Tate..

Further details

Framed/LabCulture 3-day Residency Programme

Six new short films are now available to view @ http:// or

Performing arts practitioners and artists from all disciplines were invited to apply to Framed/LabCulture, a 3-day intensive residency focussing on professional development, interdisciplinary practice and networking. Experienced Framed/LabCulture artist facilitators worked with residents, supporting new, experimental, work for camera. The residency was situated at West Bay, Bridport, Dorset, using the technical facilities and equipment from the studio in Bridport.

Framed/LabCulture is a Activate Performing Arts/PVA MediaLab Partnership Project, funded by Esmee Fairbairn through Activate’s Joined Up Artists Programme and supported through the LabCulture Residency programme.

Silicon Coast Audio

PVA MediaLab is in its 10th year as an artist-led organisation and has commissioned a new audio work to celebrate the occasion.

Andrew Lovett was in residence in November collecting sounds recorded on location and the voices of people who live nearby.

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